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learned in the process of writing that book. ken ballen served on the staff and now a national defense university and has one negative written a chapter on the strategic defeat of both chitin and what we should do about a. it is a popular view in washington d.c. how they say attacking been gauzy is proof but we will do without question with his remarks. finally sameer lalwani a ph.d. candidate and has say an interesting chapter on counter insurgency operations that is quite effective but arguably the pakistan need military did better than we have in afghanistan that we will start with hassan abbas. >> first and foremost, figure eight work done by the new america foundation is a great contribution and source for research everywhere and not just the u.s.. i just returned from pakistan 48 hours ago. three days in pakistan and two were discussing phenomenon. we had just gone back and this was recent to hold a big rally coming up with a new agenda and in three months there is political activity but i am given seven minutes on the frontier province and given my position that today my views a
defense, of an opposition to unions and a defense of free enterprise politics. and also it's in the sun belt in the south and southwest, that we see the rise of what -- by the 1970s we'll be talk about as the religious right. the rise of evangelical involvement in the process. so national defense, he was a staunch anticommunist and played an important role in right wing anticommunist politics in the late 1960s, one of the things that led him to switch parties in 1964. he was a key figure in opposing labor unions and did so long people like barry gold water. early in his career he was a staunch advocate of unions in south carolina, back in the 30s and 40s, when the union vote was an important vote in south carolina, but he switches in the '50s and 60s and by 1970s becomes a die hard supporter of business against labor. then he also has an important roll in conservative evangelical politics. he joins the board of bob jones university in 1950. he does it to win votes, and the upcountry of south carolina. bob jones just moved to his university, and thurmond needed votes. lost the race to th
a defense of their economic policies, they rip us apart. they divide us. they start of of of fighting conservatives as heating poor people and the middle class. this whole class warfare thing, by the way, ripping apart based on economics that this? i was sitting their watching obama give a speech theatre de -- of it was a couple months ago. he said 12 times the middle class in this speech. what is pigeonholing us into the middle class? and he loves to say i want to help you, you americans, you little people was what he means, you people get into the middle class and stay there. okay. first of all, why is it the president of the united states' responsibility to decide what class i should be in? i should have dreams to achieve whatever level of income and a great mess that i want to. and this country provides me the opportunity, played by the rules, or car, have heads the and you can achieve greatness that this president instead tears us apart to succeed. they mean taking the few. that is an amazing thing. to condemn those that have achieved success, we honor success in this culture but
thompson archer. it is time, archer said, for all good southerners to stand his words united in defense of the god given right to own the african. end quote. the official secession documents just put the same sentiment in more polite legal language. now, eight other slave states who had closer ties with the union remained within the union, and those are the states colored on the map in front of you in gray and light blue. but four of those states, the ones in gray -- arkansas, the lower south out the door unless the newly-elected president explicitly abandoned the platform on which he had just been elected. lincoln, they declared, must guarantee that slavery could in the future expand into all or part of the federal territories. and, by the way, not only those territories currently held, but also a territories yet -- also territories yet to be acquired. and that demand was made with an eye on eventually acquiring cuba, parts of central america and other parts of the caribbean which were expected to be turned into slave-holding territories and slave-holding eventually states. if lincoln
. we tend to look at it as a defensive move. it decided to take this gamble. they did take a gamble, but the only slave-holding class in the 19th century world to get it. slaveholders did not do. why did these guys? that is a really interesting question, and i try to explain, there was a mindset. completely fascinating to get inside the mind of this incredibly powerful, not just in terms of social power and wealth, but political power of this elite, and they were running the united states and did not doubt their ability to do this separately. confidence is there. big piece of the story. >> overwhelming support for secession among south? >> note. it is a really interesting put duke campaign. as interesting as any campaign in modern history. they needed -- most of the political elite, only one-third of white adult man owns slaves in the south so the political elite that was orchestrating this were extremely confident that they could do this and believe that they would be able to pull it off and did not have any trouble lining each other, but the real challenge for them was that this w
funds for the. some of the arguments that were given in favor of, and defense, not quite, you know, it's a complicated issue. because of budgets and -- the president, the congress and the state department. budget and to your question even more directly, i don't know why, you know, we were certainly concerned for when we went in there, the anniversary of september 11, not a great time. we didn't do ourselves that we were as, we were not prominent targets but we are westerners, and we stick out in a place like benghazi. there had been, there's a pattern of attacks in benghazi over the course of the previous six months and practically all of them were high profile from either local officials or international diplomats. so one would have to say that was, you know, a prominent target. so unexplained -- i haven't heard any convincing answers as to why that was the case. cultural center, he wasn't in benghazi to meet with us, because i'd heard when i arrived, that may have been through various, you know, the media, various places. i think there's so much misinformation running around, given t
misunderstood. we tend to think of as defensive move. they were losing in the union. they decided to, you know, take this gamble. they did take a gamble. they were only slave holding class in the 19th century war who did it. the brazilian, cuban didn't. why did they do it? that's an interesting question. i try to explain a little bit in the book. what was mind set. it's completely fascinating to get inside the mind of the incredibly powerful not just in terms of social power and wealth but political power of this planter elite. they were used to running the united states and they really did not doubt their ability to do this separately. so the confidence is there. and a big piece of the story. >> was there overwhelming support for succession among the south. >> no. it's a really interesting political campaign. when i, i mean, i've written about it three or four times in my life. i have never seize to be amazed. it's as interesting as my campaign in modern history. karl rove would have been impressed. they needed , i mean, most of the elite, the political elite, you know, only a third of white
. a research fellow at the national defense university. the comments i about to make regarding chapter 14 never represent the thoughts of my institution, a miami lawyer, department of defense command present my own research and conclusions and i think the for the opportunity for that academic freedom and freedom to publish in the book. in the text with the 80% solution the death of the been long been teetwo and for security i worked hard to justify several points calling t to as constructed from osama bin london and with the american policies subsequent to the death. my general thrust is the following three areas. . . into something galvanized and formidable and therefore a menacing threat to the west and outer regional areas. the unique and acute problem posed by bin laden's al qaeda was its credible effort to grasp itself on top of the wider movement and its one substantial progress ann option was brought together largely and in most significant ways in the region we are talking about here, talibanistan. so i think that's important and a marker as to why this is so important. in the chapter i
and the defense department so on. what they tell me as al qaeda has pretty well figured out, and the other islamist terrorist, they can't be the west by blowing us up but they will have two use use the taxes that the soviets use against us in 1930s and 40s. in fact as you go on the msha and i would challenge you that, google with the left said about challenges to the infiltration of islamic terrorism into america. what what you find his is ridiculed. you will recall when several members of congress raised the issue of hillary clinton's top aides mullah of the dean having islamic connections and that in fact told me that you cannot even get the question of infiltration by islamic7 terrorism into american institutions passed and we are basically saying yes in the time of alger hiss. comments? >> anti-communism was considered rude, prudish, disrespect double and facts members of the rotary for example would raise that point. national view -- -- national review was anti-communist. >> there were differences i would say and one is that the case was made during the 1930s and 1940s certainly th
movement defense politics as any other team. the exit polls and other tools people define themselves by two to one to the rose, around 40% to 20% of the population goes up and then depending what is happening. it's safe to say the country is still separate. it's about cohesive and together as it has been. i'm part of that group made up of about 25 or 30 leaders of the conservative movement and includes libertarians, includes christian conservatives, foreign-policy conservatives, and we pretty much get along on everything. i don't think there's very many things we disagree on. we discussed every issue that comes along every week we have two meetings a year african heads of 100 conservative organization. i can say they are as enthusiastic as either. the movement continues to grow. there's always new young writers coming along. authors periodicals and things that are vibrant for any movement it's going to stay alive. generally speaking given the ups and nasa politics is as good a shape as it is there have. i'm the chairman of the intercollegiate studies institute. others of you have participat
recognized the fort as a natural defensive place in, spend several days in the forest pouring it with a german veterans. i have seen every single -- the place was 3 registered. there were bunkers. it was a death trap. there were hundreds and hundreds of thousands of mines on the forest floor, there were conifer trees that blocked the sun light. it was very hard to see at times. "dog company" and the second ranger battalion was placed in the fort as a reserve unit. it was there that they would ask the special operations mission that never took place but all men said something to me, our longest day was not d-day. it was december 7, 1944. let me take you now to was the second ranger battalion had as one of their greatest battles. in many ways it is an untold story. a place called bernstein. practically an entire army regiment, tank regiment was tasked with seizing burkestein, it was the farthest penetration into germany. the tank regiments was practically destroyed trying to take burkstein. behind burkstein was hill 400. the only people that were left in reserve was the second r
the growing ambitions of the putin leadership to increase funding for defense, funding for infrastructure, for the renewable of industry, and indeed shall we say for the support of many clans that provide the basis of support for the regime. this sets the stage. these two trends the increasing dependency of the russian state on oil and gas revenue to feed an expanding budget and the impending increase in cost of declining profit from oil and gas, this sets up a visualize it in your minds two contrary curves that are going to intersect somewhere. and result in crisis. the russian oil industry in the next generation is simply not going to be able to support the growing level of expenditure that is basic to the russian system to the russian state system that we see today. and that's the core argument of it. the russian state can't help itself. it is effectively addicted. but the russian oil industry can't help its because it has in effect had twenty years without having had to compete to innovate. it is not ready at this moment to compete in the same way that the world oil industry is now co
're told by todd akin will not produce children, but simply awaken defensive biology that quickly locks the system down, just as safe as fort knox. joe walsh, i don't know if you've followed him. he's very interesting, says exceptions for life of the mother or phone exceptions, just like either your face objections suggested saul jason stark erskine always keep mum on life. now murdoch says rape must be defended. a pity he says, but that's what god intended. this stance to which murdoch still claims happens to be what paul ryan of these. the rape science three can provide more reminders that we met some of those fine nurse. [laughter] [applause] that's it. [cheers and applause] the internal politics of the cia and the couple of times dent in tehran is richard holmes served as american ambassador prior to the iranian revolution. this is about an hour. [applause] you. >> tha
] >> by a defense pity that the question you ask me about this city that he could see detroit, that he literally could see detroit and is seeing detroit, what i really meant -- what they mean to say by that is he was able to see the totality of the people who live here because there's many ways in which particularly in this bible as he calls it at the newly developed midtown and downtown areas, there's a tendency to treat detroiters, native detroiters is invisible and i have been on a mission for some time to counter the invisibility of the actual african-americans who make up the majority of the city. and i was very clear that he was not trying to do a positive story on detroit because just the triteness of that is offensive, too. but he was trying to do an objective and penetrating look at the city and cutting through some of the myths of the city and the new development because that has been mythologized as well. >> again, because you stick to stories, stories about real people who live here and i've been here a long time, the book really has that feeling of just saying what is that supposed
in the modern age, this is probably the best defense for liberty. doesn't have to be nationstate exactly. theoretically cut alone in a for flanders could probably exist as a nation, as long as they separated peacefully. they established the democratic republic of flanders to some people are discussing now. this could have been. it's not even theoretical at this point. i have a few call it a nationstate. but it doesn't necessarily mean ethnic nation. in the modern world, this is probably the best institutions, unless you can, but better. i don't think it would be world government, but it would be a form of governance in which they were the structures. an international criminal core, which appeared in national law. in liberty and can send can't be seen as on the american founders, what do they see as most precious going back to the declaration of independence and the constitution, our rights come from god. the rates are protected by a form of government. it could be a smaller form of government, but it would be some form of estate. i think that answered your question. i don't see anything
-qaeda and saddam hussein. one of the most surprising things to me was there was a defense intelligence agency report, a classified report that came out in 2002 that specifically said our intelligence on weapons of mass destruction is terrible. we can't establish any of the things that we're saying to the public. and i quote from that document pretty extensively. and so that, that was, um,ty tushing on the level -- disturbing on the level of it really did seem like b if something, the preconception, it was accepted. if something didn't, it was tossed aside. and clearly the people who were doing the good work were the ones who were saying there was nothing there. >> host: how do you research a book like this? >> guest: um, you willingly subject yourself to a great amount of agony. the reporting on this started in 2006, and, you know, here we are 2012. when i started, i really thought i was doing a book about the eight years of the bush administration. and after many hundreds of hours of interviews, i realized that, um, i could write, you know, ten volumes on that and really the heart of the sto
called abraham lincoln's white house. through the narrative of defense i have a comparative look at both of the inner and outer lives of this extraordinary group of figures, combing through their family papers, their letters, their official records, and what a great luxury it is the root so often to their families for the children they wrote these passages at night in their diary how they have time to do so after worrying about the civil war during the day still remains a mystery to me but life is less distracted in those days. and i am hoping this competitive perspective will also have some insights into a number of issues in the field of the scholarship including the impact of loss of a parent at an early age and experience that lincoln shared with chase base and stanton. he lost his mother and chase was on the eight when he lost his father, stanton was 13, and while each of their lives was permanently contoured by the early death of their parent, the impact of oh-la-la depended on each man's tim grumet and the unique circumstances and their families. the comparative perspective also c
-first century the office of the secretary of defense thought it was irrelevant to these kinds of things that that office through a seminar based on that book and brought people from the state department, energy department and ibm but in reality the path to understanding these things has been chosen by madelbrot who went beyond conventional mathematics, he ditched the mathematics of his uncle was a great mathematician in paris and ditched the mathematics of equations which was largely there in order to keep us from understanding mass so we went to apply to making weapons and he went back to making that -- what had been since the beginning of mathematics, pictures. he did it using this new tool. he works for a business machine company as a permanent finger and coming up with incredible business machines called computers and got the computers to create pictures based on very simple equations. and began to see the kinds of patterns emerging that will allow mathematics to deal with the stock market. mathematics will only be able to do that when the answers, john stuart mill and the question
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